Meet the Cast of Little Radical Theatrics' OLIVER
Don't miss those seen here and the rest of the superbly gifted multi-generational cast of Oliver! in this unique production. Oliver! runs from July 21st-July 24th at the Grinton I Will Library, located at 1500 Central Ave Yonkers NY. This is a truly special take on this beloved classic show.For tickets in advance please visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2560730 or call (800) 838.3006. Tickets are cheaper when purchased in advance. Seating is assigned so please book your tickets early to receive the best seats and special discounts.
Lior Shaham (Charley Bates): Lior is absolutely thrilled to be in his third production with Little Radical Theatrics! Previous credits with LRT include Heavenly Friend (Carousel) and Pugsley (The Addams Family). Lior was on stage this past year as Peter Van Daam (The Diary of Anne Frank), Eddie Flagrante (Zombie Prom), Lost Boy Curley (Peter Pan), Cinderella's Prince (Into the Woods Jr). Previously Lior has played Eddie (Very Good Eddie), Pharaoh & Potipher (Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat) as well as touring the tri-state area and the Bahamas as Joey and Brick in The New Kid out of Random Farms Children's Theater.
Gabrielle Sansone (Bet): Gabbie is a rising young performer, pursuing a career on Broadway, TV and Film. She is known as the young girl with the big voice. Gabbie is Westchester's hometown talent who most recently was seen on the stage at the Paramount Hudson Valley in the lead role of Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of OZ. This is her second show with LRT. She was last seen in A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum. Gabbie shot her first feature movie role in Miles the Movie, due out later this year. In the role of Milly Newsome with actors Paul Reiser, Missi Pyle, Timothy Boardman and Molly Shannon. Other film credits include: Friends and Romans, Indie films 5 Doctors, and Baby come Angels. Other professional credits include Nickelodeon Teen Nick with Nick Cannon, Limitless, The Americans, Billions, Madam Secretary, LOUIE, Blacklist, Car Coach and Teen News TV. Favorite live concert and stage performances; Carnegie Hall's " Tim Janis Christmas Carol guest vocalist with Alex Boye, Feinstein's 54 Below, Sardis Actors Fund Benefit, The Metropolitan room, Yankee Stadium National Anthem BYE Chorus, Guest vocalist with Macy Gray. NYC: Don't Tell Mama. Stage performances: International tour of Midsummer Night's Dream the Rock Musical in Edinburgh, Scotland. Regional theater: The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy Gale) Paramount Hudson Valley's Into the Woods (Little Red), Godspell (Lamar), Yes Virgina the Musical (Charlotte) , Annie (Annie). Off Broadway: Children of Eden (Eve), Zombie Prom (Candy), US premiere of Nutcracker the Musical (Hyacinth).
John J Hartigan (Bill Sikes): John J. Hartigan is an actor/singer/behaviorist from Pelham, NY. He is happy to be working with LRT once again. He couldn't be more excited to pick up the mantle of villain through his portrayal of Bill Sikes in this production of Oliver. Some of his favorite theatrical credits include Jonathan Brewster (Arsenic and Old Lace), Durdles (The Mystery of Edwin Drood), The Lion (The Wiz), Fester (The Addams Family), Frosty the Snowman (Telethon for Santa), Jigger Craigin (Carousel) and Pseudolus (Forum).
Bretten Popiel (Artful Dodger): Bretten M. Popiel is an actor, singer, dancer, and Bill Nye enthusiast currently residing in Brooklyn, NY. By day, Brett is climbing up the corporate ladder at an IT Consulting firm, but at night, he is pas de bourette-ing down Time Square to the looks of terror from unsuspecting tourists. He is excited to return to Little Radical Theatrics for the third time. He was previously seen last season in Carousel as the Carnival Boy in addition to choreographing this season's Forum.
Ruth Kenote (Nancy): Ruth Kenote has appeared in performances throughout the United States, Asia, and Australia, and recently had the privilege and joy of being a part of the off-Broadway premier run of The Hunchback of Notre Dame at Paper Mill Playhouse, written by Stephen Schwartz and Alan Menken. Classically trained, and a lover of opera and art songs, recent classical work includes a solo appearance with the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra for Beethoven's 9th Symphony, and stage roles as Carmen from Bizet's Carmen, and Marcellina from Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro. Other recent musical theater roles include Betsie from E. Crane's The Hiding Place, and a Lovely Lady in Elmwood Theatre's production of Les Miserables. A lover of teaching as well as performing, Ms. Kenote has her own voice studio, and is constantly inspired by seeing her love for music being reflected in her students work and growth.
Carter Appleyard (Oliver): Carter is thrilled to make his LRT debut as Oliver! He has performed in a number of productions at Sandbox Theater in Mamaroneck, including roles as Uncle Fester in The Addams Family, George Banks in Mary Poppins and Abner Dillon in 42nd Street. He has also performed in productions atRandom Farms, Manursing Island Club and Midland School. When Carter isn't acting or singing, he enjoys playing the piano, swimming, biking, and hanging out with his friends and family.
John Palacio (Fagin): John recently played Captain Von Trapp with 14 singing young-uns in The Sound of Music, as Otto Frank with dramatic young actors in The Diary of Anne Frank? and The Mirror in a retelling of Sleeping Beauty?.